GOD'S WORD® Translation (© 1995)
I'm suffering disgrace for spreading this Good News. I have even been put into prison like a criminal. However, God's word is not imprisoned.
King James Bible
Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound.
Darby Bible Translation
in which I suffer even unto bonds as an evil-doer: but the word of God is not bound.
World English Bible
in which I suffer hardship to the point of chains as a criminal. But God's word isn't chained.
Young's Literal Translation
in which I suffer evil -- unto bonds, as an evil-doer, but the word of God hath not been bound;
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DR. TALMAGE-THE MAN. BY REV. W. S. SWANSON, D.D. [Dr. Swanson was for twenty years a valued member of the English Presbyterian Mission at Amoy, and subsequently Secretary of the Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church of England until his death, November 24, 1893] My first meeting with Dr. Talmage took place in the early days of July, 1860, and from that day till the day of his death he was regarded as not only one of the best and most valued friends, but I looked up to him as a father …
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Two others, who were criminals, were led away to be executed with him.
Then the officer went to Paul, grabbed him, and ordered him to be tied up with two chains. The officer asked who Paul was and what he had done.
He spread the message about God's kingdom and taught very boldly about the Lord Jesus Christ. No one stopped him.
You have a special place in my heart. So it's right for me to think this way about all of you. All of you are my partners. Together we share God's favor, whether I'm in prison or defending and confirming the truth of the Good News.
As a result, it has become clear to all the soldiers who guard the emperor and to everyone else that I am in prison because of Christ.
So through my being in prison, the Lord has given most of our brothers and sisters confidence to speak God's word more boldly and fearlessly than ever.
But the others are insincere. They tell the message about Christ out of selfish ambition in order to stir up trouble for me while I'm in prison.
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